La Vista Hakodate Bay
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We went to the train station about 20 minutes early. We had to get some lunch for the long trip to Aomori. We will transfer to another train to go to Hakodate in Hokkaido. The sky was still blue when we walked to the station but for those who left it just a few minutes later, the heavens had opened up. Takako was a bit drenched when she arrived.
It will take about 5 hours to get there from Akita. We will follow the northern coastline. The ...
... retail store carried literally thousands of them displayed for as far as the eye could see. We came close to buying one shaped like a Faberge egg, but the words "dust-collector" came to mind, so it was not to be.
Now, we find ourselves in Tokyo with a myriad of choices for how we will spend our 5 days here. So much to see, so much to do, so little energy. But, we'll do our best, and you'll read about it in our next blog ...
... to the Donburi Yokocho Market. It's the Hakodate Morning Market of fresh seafood. There is an abundance of fresh fish stalls and small eateries where they cook your fish fresh. In most of the windows are plastic models of the food on offer and the price. Generally you are looking at 5 kinds of seafood, Sea Urchin, Salmon Roe, scallops, Salmon, crab, raw squid etc and rice for around ¥1500 ( $15.00) I do want to try the crab so I chose a crab ...
... catholic, russian orthodox, etc.) beside some shrines. The houses are build according to Western style and remember the time when the first traders have lived there
On the way back we heard in the old shipyards German music and ended up in a restaurant that had a beer festival with "german" dishes. Overall a funny evening and day
... is another 100 meters below the sea bed)
The max gradient is 1:12
It is a double line
Pretty impressive. ( eat your heart out Len Brown)
Got to Hakodate with plenty of time to climb Mt Hakodate ( 334 meters) and see the city below, both in the daylight and at night. Luckily I lived by the maxim " don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today" as the weather hasn't been so great today (Tuesday) and the mountain has ...